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Families took refuge there two months ago after attacks by the anti-Balaka militia

Lawyers for Giuseppe Profiti and Massimo Spina argued the Vatican had no jurisdiction as the hospital was on Italian territory

The former president and treasurer of the Bambino Gesù hospital are to go on trial, charged with embezzlement

They said that Judge Nicholas Francis had misquoted their earlier statements

The two former senior officials are accused of diverting 422,000 euros from the Vatican’s Bambino Gesù hospital

‘Marriage, whatever the law says, remains an eternal union exclusive to a man and a woman,’ Archbishop Scicluna protested

People who lived a good Catholic life and who freely accepted a certain and premature death for the good of others will now be considered for beatification

AP has made numerous allegations against the Bambino Gesù hospital, including overcrowding and poor hygiene

At least 80 people have been killed since anti-government protests erupted three months ago

Archbishop Jean Zerbo, who is accused of financial impropriety, will attend Wednesday’s consistory despite earlier health concerns